[Bitcoin-development] On Rewriting Bitcoin (was Re: [Libbitcoin] Satoshi client: is a fork past 0.10 possible?)

Peter Todd pete at petertodd.org
Sun Feb 15 17:21:09 UTC 2015

On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 06:13:06PM +0100, Tamas Blummer wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2015, at 6:02 PM, Peter Todd <pete at petertodd.org> wrote:
> > Yes you are dicking around.
> I thought I was clear, that I am using Bitcoin Core as border router talking to its P2P interface.

Ah, sorry, that wasn't clear to me.

> The reimplementation of consensus code helped me to deeply understand the protocol, aids debugging
> and now comes handy to create a side chain.

Indeed, which is why I've done a lot of work on a reimplementation of
the Bitcoin scripting system as well:


Which has this cheery warning at the top:

"""Script evaluation

Be warned that there are highly likely to be consensus bugs in this
code; it is unlikely to match Satoshi Bitcoin exactly. Think carefully
before using this module.

I'll be adding a FFI interface to libconsensus in the future... and I
probably should make that warning scarier...

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